Monday, March 10, 2014

Dayton: 11 Months

We were traveling over your 11 month birthday, so this is a little late! We've had a very, very busy month! Wow, your daddy and I just cannot believe how big you are getting. Every day we look at each other and say, "Where did this big boy come from?"

We think you weigh about 22 lbs and will see how much you've grown just after your 1st birthday when we visit Dr. Davis.

How cute are you this month (and every month!)?

Here's what you've been up to this month:

-You used a spoon for the first time on January 30th and are a huge fan. We still do lots of finger foods, but you love to try your best to get food in your mouth with a spoon!
-You have started throwing a ball. This is one of mommy's favorite things to do with you. You have a soft soccer ball you love to throw!
-You have now signed please! It can take a lot of convincing from mommy.
-We noticed that you clapped your hands on February 8th! You were so proud of yourself. Now you're clapping all the time. You've even started clapping at the right moment during your beloved Baby Einstein videos.
-Grandpa Bills taught you how to "ah-choo!" You have the cutest little fake sneeze, complete with you throwing your head back!
-You have started using your new push toy! You can walk behind it on the rug, but on the hardwood it moves too quick and you crawl behind it.
-You are so, so ticklish. Daddy doesn't even have to be tickling you, just wiggling his fingers makes you go into a riot!

Here are more pictures of your sweetness this month!

Daddy and I are so excited to celebrate your 1st birthday in a few weeks. We are incredibly blessed to have you as a part of our family. God knew what he was doing!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Dayton: 10 Months

BUSY. This is the best way to describe our month with you, Dayton. We are chasing your sweet busyness all over the house.

We think you're right at 20 lbs, but I thought that at 8 months and you only weighed 19 at your 9 month appointment. I'm clearly not good at guessing.

Your 10 month photo shoot was almost hard to capture because you're so active and full of life!

Here's what you've been up to this month:

-First real cold and first sick visit at the pediatrician -of course they go hand in hand. The congestion will not go away.
-You started crawling forward on January 9th and are so crazy proud of yourself. The whole house is now fair game!
-Your Grammie & Grandpa Al were over for a quick hello on January 19th, and you waved goodbye to them. They were so excited and so were we!
-You spent every weekday for a week and a half at the Congdon's house while Nana Jan was visiting family in Virginia. You were so good! I think Miss Jenn and her kids were ready to keep you! It sure warmed your mama's heart that you played so well and were such a good boy. We were blessed to have their help!

Here are a few more pictures of your fun month!

{Playdate with Josiah}

{Sweetest little sleeper -ever!}

{Our happy guy}


{More exploring of course}

We are so thankful you are growing and developing into such a personality filled little bear. Mama & Daddy love you, buns!!!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dayton: 9 Months

Sweet boy, you are a loud, head shaking, raspberry blowing, backward crawling babe! You have done so many new and fun things this last month!

We think you're about 20 pounds right now and will update the stats on Friday after your appointment.

Your monthly photos show how truly active you are these days!

{I think we have a future underwear model, don't you?!?}

Here's what you've been up to this month:

-Your 2nd tooth popped through (the lower right) on December 5th. Your little toothy grin makes us so happy.
- We think you're working on the top two teeth now.
-As seen in many of the pictures above, you love to blow raspberries with your mouth. It's never ending and makes us laugh.
-You're constantly making noises -squawking at mama, yelling for daddy to come back, squealing when you see a puppy and then just making happy conversation with yourself and your toys.
-You have been shaking your head back in forth for awhile now, but you seem to do it to be funny and silly now. You also mimic mommy and daddy when we do it.
-First Christmas: you have celebrated Christmas 3 times already (with 1 more this weekend).
1. We first celebrated with daddy's family on December 14th -your Grandpa & Nana, Aunt Becky & Uncle Zach, Aunt Katie, Uncle Tim & Jack, Aunt Chrissy & Uncle Seth and Aunt Anna & Mr. Kevin.
2. Dayton, Mommy & Daddy celebrated Christmas the next day. Your big gift was your Anywhere Chair with your name on it. You were so proud.
3. Oklahoma Christmas! Your first road trip was a long one. We drove 1,200 miles in 2 days to get there. Just like when flying, you were such a good baby! Of course, we kept you entertained with lots of toys, puffs and the iPad! We had a wonderful week with your Nana & Pa, Uncle Rod, Aunt Minda, Graham, Claire and Connor.
- Backwards crawling is now your thing (as of December 29th)! Maybe one of these days you'll figure out how to go forward. You are suddenly so mobile -giving us a run for our money!

Here are a few more pictures of your fun this month!

{Snow Baby}

{Christmas Party with Aunt Becky}

{Christmas at Grandpa and Nana's}

{Christmas with Mommy & Daddy}

{New Car Seat}

{Christmas Day with Cousins}

{Post Christmas shopping with Mommy, Nana and Aunt Minda}

We're so excited to see what 2014 holds for our little family!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dayton: 8 Months

Fall has been such a wonderful time for our little family. Dayton, watching you grow and learn is easily the most fun part!

We think you weigh about 20 lbs right now. We will get an official weight and length at your 9 month check up.

We started your photo shoot off with a bang.

I then bribed you with Happy Baby Green Puffs.

Here's what you've been up to this month:

-You've started giving Mama lots and lots of kisses
-Baby Votes! You joined mama in voting at our local election
-You took your first big boy bath in the tub -sitting up and with lots of fun toys
-You celebrated your first Halloween answering the door with Mama and Daddy
-First Tooth. Your lower left tooth popped through on November 16th after a couple of painful days with you.
-WORDS. Our hearts are so full! You have said and continue to say Dada (Nov 28th) and Mama (Nov 29th). Dada did come first and we consider it your first word, but you are saying both with such glee. Not quite sure the association is 100%, but you know they're important to say. We can't wait to see what comes next!
-You are suddenly a dog lover and are constantly looking for Toby and Jemmy. You want to know what they're doing all the time and feed them when you get the opportunity.
-You celebrated your first Thanksgiving while your Mama hosted her first Thanksgiving. It was quite the weekend.

Here are a few more pictures from your fun-filled month:

We love you sweet and silly boy!